Friday, October 2, 2009

TRUE COMPASS: THE AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
TRUE COMPASS
THE AUDIO BOOK
A MEMOIR BY EDWARD M. KENNEDY

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story--of his legendary family, politics, and fifty years at the center of national events.

TRUE COMPASS


The youngest of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, he came of age among siblings from whom much was expected. As a young man, he played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother John F. Kennedy, recounted here in loving detail. In 1962 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he began a fascinating political education and became a legislator.

In this historic memoir,Ted Kennedy takes us inside his family, re-creating life with his parents and brothers and explaining their profound impact on him. or the first time, he describes his heartbreak and years of struggle in the wake of their deaths. Through it all, he describes his work in the Senate on the major issues of our time--civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, the quest for peace in Northern Ireland--and the cause of his life: improved health care for all Americans, a fight influenced by his own experiences in hospitals.


His life has been marked by tragedy and perseverance, a love of family, and an abiding faith. There have been controversies, too, and Kennedy addresses them with unprecedented candor. At midlife, embattled and uncertain if he would ever fall in love again, he met the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy. Facing a tough reelection campaign against an aggressive challenger named Mitt Romney, Kennedy found a new voice and began one of the great third acts in American politics, sponsoring major legislation, standing up for liberal principles, and making the pivotal endorsement of Barack Obama for president.


Hundreds of books have been written about the Kennedys. TRUE COMPASS will endure as the definitive account from a member of America's most heralded family, an inspiring legacy to readers and to history, and a deeply moving story of a life like no other.

Please go to the hardback giveaway site to read more about Senator Ted Kennedy and his life here.

THE GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Anna and the Hachette Book Group
I am honored to have three copies of this
phenomenal audio book to give away.


RULES:

--U. S. and Canadian Residents Only
--No P. O. Boxes, Please
--Email address
in your comment
--All comments MUST BE SEPARATE to count

HOW TO ENTER:
This is an easy entry.

+1 ENTRY: All you need to do is comment with your email address and tell me why you would prefer to win this book as an audio book rather than the hardback version I currently have up for giveaway here. If you have no preference to which version you win, that is fine.

+1 MORE ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and come back here to give me the link to follow.

+1 MORE ENTRY: Follow my blog (still looking for LUCKY #500) or tell me if you already follow and how

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN BY
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 24
--This is the same date as the
hardback book giveaway ends.
You can enter for both if you'd like
but will only win the one that your
name comes up for first, if it does

31 comments:

Linda K said...

I would love to win this in hard cover form please. I am a visual person and miss a lot of the detail in audio books.


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Anonymous said...

I want the audio...my eyes don't read well anymore.

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Stacie said...

I`d like to win this for my boyfriend who has dyslexia and has trouble reading. He does enjoy audiobooks.

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Momma Hunt said...

Would love to entered, I am also a follower, looks like a great way to kill some time while driving!

DCMetroreader said...

I would like to win this in either format as I really want to read/hear Sen. Kennedy's story as written by him.

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Anonymous said...

I'd be happy to have either the audio or the book. And I want to thank you for the possibility.

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Just Mom said...

This one initimidates me a little bit in the hard cover form - don't know that I would make it through but I am certain I could enjoy the audiobook. Had the same reaction to Into the Wild that I just finished listening to. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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Jen said...

I would love to win either the book or audiobook, but if I get the audiobook, I can listen to it while I'm at work!

Rue said...

I have only a slight preference for an audio book. It would be great to listen to on an upcoming trip I'm taking.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Beth (BBRB) said...

I love audiobooks because you can listen to them while doing other things.

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I'm a Blogger follower.

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etirv said...

I prefer hardcover but my vision is not as perfect as it used to be and sometimes I think audio books are preferable!

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dag888888 said...

I'm on the road a lot so this is perfect!

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Lee P said...

I prefer audio books over hard/paperback books because I can listen to them at work. I can't read at work. Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

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I follow your blog via Google Friends.

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Jaime said...

I love audio books, I can knit and listen to the book at the same time
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Jaime said...

I am already a follower
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Alyce said...

I would love to have this in audio because I like to have something to listen to as I drive to and from band practice each week. I entered the other contest too (because I'd like the book in any form) but if I had to choose I'd pick the audio.

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I follow your blog.

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BevE said...

I've gotten hooked on audio books so much that I look for them at the library. I love NPR radio but sometimes I want to hear a book instead. Have gone through almost ten since early spring.

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Anonymous said...

I would like this in audio book form because I would like to try an audio book no that I'm older and my eyes are getting bad.
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janetfaye said...

I prefer audio book because I like to listen when I go for walks.

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janetfaye said...

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Vera said...

Well, I entered to win the hardback too, but I'd prefer the CDs since they make my long drives much more interesting!

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